blackboard with English Grammar parts of speech

National Grammar Day

Admittedly, National Grammar Day is not the best-known holiday in March. The reasons and ways to celebrate a day dedicated to grammar may not be as self-evident as other more obscure holidays like National Napping Day or National Oreo Cookie Day (both coming up in the next few weeks). The fact is, grammar is always…

Procedure Manual Development

How Consistently Designed Procedures Can Save Lives, Time, and Money

How Consistently Designed Procedures Can Save Lives, Time, and Money What is a Procedure? Procedures are a series of steps followed in a regular, definite order, and most people complete the steps of multiple procedures every day. Whether they’re written down or internalized, procedures are organizational tools that help people safely and accurately complete tasks.…

Content and Context: Writing With the Stroop Effect

How fast can you read the following words? Red Green Blue Yellow Purple Red Blue Yellow Purple That wasn’t too difficult, right? Okay, now try it again: Red Green Blue Yellow Purple Red Blue Yellow Purple This was a bit more difficult, but it wasn’t too bad. So, how about saying the color that each word is printed in instead? Blue Yellow Purple Red Green Red Blue Yellow Purple Ahh, you’re slowing down…